CTA_logoThe Content Teaching Academy (CTA) is a professional development program for in-service teachers. The CTA serves about 300-400 teachers annually in a variety of topics from computer science to fine arts. The programs (Academies) offer high quality professional development that include in-depth studies in a range of content areas. In addition, each component of the CTA is designed to engage participants in critical dialogues of practice with instructional sessions conducted by scholars and master teachers who understand the challenges associated with today's classroom.

 

What is the CTA?
  • A professional development program for in-service teachers
  • Serves approximately 300-400 teachers annually in a variety of topics from computer science to fine arts.
CTA Academy Descriptions
Adapted Physical Education (APE)
June 27 – 30, 2022

The Adapted Physical Education (APE) program is a four-day academy designed for physical education and special education teachers to enhance their understanding of the revised Physical Education Standards of Learning and develop effective inclusion strategies that allow all students to be successful, including those with disability.

 

Special Education Teacher Support Academy (SETSA)

June 27-30, 2022

Special Education Teacher Support Academy (SETSA) academy is a four-day academy for 100 early-career special education teachers (beginning through year 3) and 20 veteran special education teachers (who may apply to serve as coaches) and is open to special educators throughout Virginia. The goal of SETSA is to build the capacity and efficacy of early-career special education teachers by improving teacher effectiveness and reducing teacher attrition in K-12 classrooms. The Academy is designed for early-career (beginning year through year 3) special education teachers and experienced special educators interested in serving as coaches.

 

Co-Teaching Elementary Math/Reading (K-5) (CTERM)

June 27 – 28, 2022

The Co-Teaching Elementary Reading/Math (K-5) (CTERM) academy is a two-day academy designed for elementary school general and special education teacher co-teaching teams who work together during math and reading to enhance student outcomes by improving content understanding, pedagogical strategies for math and reading, collaboration/co-teaching strategies, and networking.

 

Best Practices in Inclusion Education (BPI)

June 27 – 28, 2022

The Best Practices in Inclusion Education (BPI) academy is a two-day academy designed to help instructional teams from targeted schools to improve and enhance the performance of students with disabilities in more inclusive school settings 

 

Instructional Practices for Teachers of Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (IPT)

June 27 – 28, 2022

The Best Practices in Inclusion Education (BPI) academy is a two-day academy designed for teachers teaching in an adapted curriculum to students with cognitive disabilities. It will provide teachers with strategies and instructional resources to support their instruction using the Virginia Essentialized Standards of Learning (VESOL).

 

Augmenting Mathematics and Special Educator Teams (AMSET)

June 29 – 30, 2022

The Augmenting Mathematics and Special Educator Teams (AMSET) program is a two-day academy designed for mathematics and special educator school teams working together to enhance student outcomes focusing on improved content understanding, pedagogical strategies, collaboration strategies, and networking.

 

Co-Teaching in Secondary School English (CoENG)

June 29 – 30, 2022

The Co-Teaching in Secondary School English (CoENG) academy is a two-day academy designed for high school English and special education teacher co-teaching teams who work together during instruction to enhance student outcomes by improving content understanding, pedagogical strategies for teaching and learning in English, collaboration/co-teaching strategies, and networking.

 

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